The death that kills a puppy first blinds him. The headstrong who won’t listen will finally obey the summons of the death mat. The housefly who has nobody to advise it follows the corpse into the grave.
In the real world necessity sometimes takes precedence over conscience
Her skin was sallow, daubed with black splotches, and a smell like that of rotten onion gave her away as a skin bleacher.
Sula was set from 1919 to 1965 in Medallion aka the Bottom where only black people lived.
The book is named after one of the characters.
It is about two best friends “forever” (Sula and Nel) who shared such an admirable strong bond where they practically have one mind.
Just like 2015, I challenge myself to read 60 books this year. Although, this maybe a little bit more challenging considering I no longer have books readily available at my fingertips and also, I have an ongoing Bible In One Year challenge that is on top of my priority list. But, I will still try my best and read as much as I can. So far, I’ve finished just one book, Sula by Toni Morrison and currently reading Arrows Of Rain by Okey Ndibe. Compared to last year, I’m behind but I trust myself to catch up. I will post my review of Sula later.
Have you finished or currently reading a book? How many books do you plan to read this year?
Last year, I was into thrillers (psychological and medical), crime, mystery, fantasy, science fiction etc and my favorite authors were Rachel Abbott, Kendra Elliot, Michael C Grumley, A.G. Riddle, Melinda Leigh Author Page, J.T. Geissinger, Andrew Peterson, J.A. Schneider, and John Ellsworth. These were all great authors that entertained me on my long commute to work and kept me awake at nights. Once you pick one of their books it’s difficult to put it down until you’ve read all books in the series or even all their books. If there’s anything I’ll miss about Kindle Unlimited it’s the privilege to have discovered these fabulous authors. If I ever renew my membership it will be because of them.
For this year, I’m leaning towards African and American literatures. The authors I’m looking forward to reading are Toni Morrison, Sister Souljah, Chinua Achebe, Okey Ndibe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie etc. This list will increase as I discover more books to read. My genre will most likely expand.
Last year, I set a 60 book goal via Goodreads and achieved 98% of the goal. I read 59 books! I could have easily read more but I slacked off in December. Achieving this goal wouldn’t have been possible without Amazon Kindle Unlimited. The membership gave me access to variety of books for $9.99 a month. And it also forced me to read more books a month to get my money’s worth. Although, I had to cancel the membership this year because it didn’t satisfy my cravings for books by black authors. But I enjoyed every book I read and fell in love with most of the authors.
Please click link below to see highlights of the books I read in 2015! If you have a Goodreads account, let’s be friends!